<VV> Engine fire.

Jay Maechtlen jaysplace at laserpubs.com
Mon Nov 7 16:09:15 EST 2016

On 11/6/2016 8:36 AM, Smitty via VirtualVairs wrote:
> Smitty Says;  A few weeks ago the engine in my 446,000 mile wagon caught on fire out on the highway.  Fortunately I was carrying a large cooler full of mostly melted ice water and was able to use that to put the fire out.  What caused it?  I don’t know.  The fire seemed to be concentrated toward the front of the engine compartment.    I wouldn’t bother you folks with all this except I feel a need to make a statement.  Every hose, wire, spark plug wire. and piece of plastic was consumed.  If I had been one of you who think it is OK to have one of those pretty in-line gas filters hooked up with a couple of hoses in the engine compartment, I don’t think I could have got the fire out.
> Just for info, the State Farm adjuster that came to the house was more than helpful in making up a claim.  He helped me to remember several items that added up to considerable amount of money to include in the claim.  I have stated value insurance.  My ancient body recoils at the thought of restoring the damage, but the wagon will live again.
Glad you got it out. A fire in the car you're driving tends to be way 
too exciting.
Especially glad you got a good adjuster. (yay!)
During your repair efforts, you may find the cause. If so, please pass 
it along.

Jay Maechtlen
'61 2-dr modified w/fiberglass skin,
transverse 3.8 Buick V6 TH440T4 trans

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